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MiKTeX (Install)


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This package was approved as a trusted package on 11/10/2017.

TeX is a typesetting system written by Donald Ervin Knuth who says that it is "intended for the creation of beautiful books - and especially for books that contain a lot of mathematics".

To install MiKTeX (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install miktex.install --version 2.9.6520

To upgrade MiKTeX (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade miktex.install --version 2.9.6520


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName   = 'miktex'
    $fileType = 'EXE'
    $silentArgs = '--unattended --shared'
    $scriptPath = $(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)
    $install32 = Join-Path $scriptPath 'basic-miktex.exe'
    $install64 = Join-Path $scriptPath 'basic-miktex-x64.exe'
    $filePath = @{32=$install32;64=$install64}[(Get-ProcessorBits)]
    Function Get-RedirectedUrl {
       Param ([Parameter(Mandatory=$true)][String]$url)
       $request = [System.Net.WebRequest]::Create($url)
       try {
       } catch {
          throw $_.Exception 
    $Url = Get-RedirectedURL
    $Url64 = Get-RedirectedURL
    # The package installer is very picky about its own file name and silent 
    # installation. See for more information:
    # will be fixed when issue is resolved:
    Get-ChocolateyWebFile $packageName $filePath $Url $Url64 -Checksum 43f76ff5392313b1a3ec483fa01390d5392037701bd4ecb33bee3dca74c443a6 -ChecksumType 'sha256' -Checksum64 eacb2024436403c1182d0aace7c62c9fbffed12d4b7391fff8dec9449bb128a9 -ChecksumType64 'sha256'
    Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage $packageName $fileType $silentArgs $filePath
    Remove-Item $filePath -Force
    #add AutoInstall=1
    $uninstallPath = Get-ChildItem -Path HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall, 
    HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall  |
        Get-ItemProperty |
            Where-Object {$_.DisplayName -match "miktex" } |
                Select-Object -Property DisplayName, UninstallString
    $temp=($uninstallPath.uninstallstring -split "`" `"")[0]
    $installLocation = ($temp -Split("internal"))[0]
    $installLocation = ($installLocation -Split("`""))[1]
    $installLocation = $installLocation -replace '/','\'
    $autoInstall = Join-Path $installLocation "initexmf.exe"
    & $autoInstall --set-config-value=[MPM]AutoInstall=1

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This package has no dependencies.

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Christian Schenk


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
MiKTeX (Install) 2.9.6615 2088 Wednesday, February 21, 2018 approved
MiKTeX (Install) 2.9.6520 6540 Thursday, November 9, 2017 approved
MiKTeX (Install) 2.9.6361 7494 Saturday, June 3, 2017 approved
MiKTeX (Install) 2.9.6326 2275 Saturday, April 29, 2017 approved
MiKTeX (Install) 2.9.6236 3826 Sunday, January 29, 2017 approved
MiKTeX (Install) 2.9.6219 1309 Thursday, January 12, 2017 approved
MiKTeX (Install) 2.9.6161 2189 Tuesday, November 15, 2016 approved
MiKTeX (Install) 2.9.6069 127 Monday, October 31, 2016 approved

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